from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of Diptera, including the flesh flies.
- n.pl. A suborder of carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials including the dasyures and the opossums.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Owen's classification (1839), a division of marsupials, having teeth of three kinds and no cæcum, as the dasyures, and including a section of the carnivorous marsupials.
- n. A genus of dipterous insects, typical of the family Sarcophagidæ; the flesh-flies.
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- n. flesh flies
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D'Aguanno 10.69 gives an account of two instances of living larvæ of the musca sarcophaga in the ears of children.
D'Aguanno gives an account of two instances of living larvae of the musca sarcophaga in the ears of children.